Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - September 29, 1920, Lethbridge, Alberta
I-'AfiR FOTJU THE! LETHBRIDGE DAILY tlbe Ibevalfc letbbribge. Hincrta DAILY AND WEEKLY ors and Publishers THE LETHBR1D6E HERALD PRINTING COMPANY LIMITED 6th Street So-jth, LethbrWga W..A. BUCHANAN' President and alanaeicg Director John Torrance Business Mansger passed by, with ihe certainty of its never coming Iho way of the city again. Kvery effort should be nude and every interest estouded to bring jj the library into being. Member Audit Bureau ol Subscription Rates' ,CaJly, delivered, pet by mall, per year___ pally, by mail, for 6 mon'ht vally, by mail, 3 Weekly, by mail, per roar.....1.59 .Weekly, by mail, per year 13 U.S. 2.UO I .55 s.co 4.25 A PROPER SENTENCE A few more sentences such as that pronounced on the bootlegger caugbt with possession of a gun, and a few more men like Mr. A. K. Humphries, J. P., Un the bench to enforce the rigor the law !n cases such as that of Richard Babcock, will mean a great deal IE the removal ol the lawlessness of the day which seeks to protect it- seit at the point of the gun. The im- posing of fines on men aggravate 'the unlawful occupations they ore en- gaged in by carrying the wherewithal to defend themselves against the of- ficers entrusted to keep and preserve Is'w and is not sufficient. In the' hoollegging trade, with all the profits derived from It, the payment of fines amounts to a mere bagatelle in comparison to the illicit gains made. Men engaged In the smuggling of whiskey take great risks ic the great profits they make. To lose their booty means the loss of their stock in trade, and wish the vigilance of the police in evidence they now resort weapons to protect their un- lavrfnlly-gotten goods and nt the same time, to strike terror in those who stand In their way. The nature of liQiior smuggling brings to it men of desperate, character who will stop' short ot nothing to prevent the car- goes they carry from capture. With practice of carrying guns, which is-now common the fraternity, the police are at their mercy, particu- in the fact that tho variety of gun the bootleggers carry is, as in Ih'js case in point, of the automatic kind. The police need protection, and it: U only by a prison sentence that this can be secured. ij getting ton common a practice In these days of a civilization which implies respect for law and or; der. -Nothing bat the stern and rigor- ous; aclfon of the law In the way of prison confinement tend to mlmi- mlte" and In time kill the practice. This Is.essential not only lor the protection of, tie police but ot the community, and It will make the law a great deal more respected than it appears to be. THE NE.W PRESIDENT OF THE FRENCH REPUBLIC Alexander Milleraud has exchange! i the office Premier to be the 1'resi- dent of ihe Kepublic of 1-Ynnce at a i lime when tho 'presidency becomes an onerous and responsible position as compared 10 what it has been in re- ceni years. In Ihe diguily and wisdom which he conducted affairs of white Prime Minister ot France he has given an earnest of what the people of France and the chancelleries cl other nations may eipect under his regime. One who knows the new President of Franco intimately, and wilh a knowledge of Ms past career, refers to the fact that be gave offence and allena'ed the support ot the Soe-ialist Tarty in France by accepting the of- fice of Minister of Commerce twenty jeaia ago. out today, in audition to the confidence of others in Fra the new President has the regard of those who found reason for offence In him, and he can claim HS bis ar- dent supporters men ot the Socialist type who sit oa the trenches beside 1-eon Daudet and Maurice Barres. This in a man who has gained the confidence of the conservative ele- ments In France Is a remarkable tribute. M. MiHeraud has the reputation of being a strong, stralghtfor ward man, to whom with" every confidence can be entrusted the guidance of the State at a critical time la its history. The traditionary regard o( tho President in France is that he should be a figure- head, hut nono the less his influence and personality count for much, in Ihe same degree.as that of our Sover- It is said ot M. Mllle'rand that, >pjto of his announced Intention to strengthen Iho power and influence of the President, the belief Is held that he has ihe sagacity not to in- fringe on the Republican tradition. The_ President of the French Repub- lic in siity-one years; of age. He is described as being a h'ard worker and a plodder. Not gifted with too much imagination, says a pen picture of him, he has nover been able to luok anything In any' more ways than one, and with this pursue the only one way he has determined on. With this trail in his character it is pointed out that whea Ihe Germans infringed on the Treaty terms by-the ir.Taoisr. of. the Ruhr Valley with th'e occupation of 'Frankfort. When' the Bolshevists came on their mission lo London to negotiate for commercial relations he refused to commithims'elf, and hroke off all relations -with them. Germany .will find no easy tool in the French President in'any endeavor to'disturb the existing cordial Anglo- French relations, and in spite of the old alliance-between France" and Rus- sia ths Soviet; cannot look to him for a revival'.oMrealy relations. THE ASSURANCE OF THE CARNEGIE LIBRARY news brought back by the Mayor of tho assurance i'jat a Car- negie library, so Jar as it rests with the Carnegie Foundation, will be a thing In being la" tha city Is of the most encouraging import. Such an institution has long been needed, anrl the proof ot this is given in the popu- larity which the present public lend- ing library has obtained. Wilt the experience of the puWIc ifbrary, at ws hare It, it has been well denoted Oat Here are literary in the city, with, a reading public of considerable proportion. The library, JUst though it is In the pur- pose it renders, la after all a makeshift and, not an Institution which the people of the city can be satisfied with for all time. With the spread of mod- ern education in the present diy In the city, as ulsewherc, there i.i grow- ing up a rending public whoro tastes and-Inclinations not only doscrve to bo encourage! but to provided In BJ large a manner as possible Tlif) la addition to the wants of Iho present population of the city. A library of the kind which a city of the pretensions of Lethbrldge needs, means tha spending of a sura at the present time which Is not only Impracticable but by no means fea- sible while city finances aro as thty are, Tlra offer of the wherewithal for the building of t, handsome and fully equipped library is in the circum- stances a welcome one. The proposition of a Carnegie lib- rary has been one which has been toyed with. It has been held and let go, M to The opportunity for setting the library is now here; and the wishes of, what it Is safo to ray, tie majority of tha pcoplo In the clly Btand to be realized In having that much desired contra of Intellectual re with tho lighter recreation which wen selected fiction affords, in a and up-to-date library. Tho opportunity is too good to ha Do You Know? TODAY'S QUESTIONS 1. Who was the author of tho well- known phrase. "It was than a crime, it was a 2. What is the Zlnlinfca! 3. What is tho Yellow Book ot France? 4. Who was Georgo WIshart? 5. did the originally come frum! ofl MAGRATH, SepL Oa. Sunday evening a public meeting was hald In tho L. D. S. church, the subject under discussiou being onq ot vital import- ance to everyone, concerning the vote on the liquor traffic, which, will take place'on October -.'5tb. Bishop Barker presided at the meet- ing anil the choir, under the direction by Mr. G, B. A. Rice, of Lethbridge. October Chautauqua Magrath committee Is away to a good start arranging for Chautaq.ua, wilcb will be hero next week. October 6. 7, S. Tickets are now on sale. 51.70 per season ticket; for school chil- dren under 15 ysars. Reserved scat? will be oa sale at the Drug store on Monday. October. 4tu. Get your sea- son ticket then go to the Drug store, and. get your seat reserved. 30c lor 3 nights, no reserved seats in tho after- noon. A very good program Is out- lined this year and no doubt will prove Chr c Christian "The Chorus." and "Come to Me." Opeulng was offered by P. (A. Woplley. one of the best vre Help Ihe local committee by buying your ticket Pilgrim's early. Ajiwalu was the first sneaker. He paid Mr. Martin Woolf some few compliments, saying he had travelled with him con- siderable and the more he was with him toe better he liked him. There THfS MACr.EOT) IS WEARING SMILES (From Our Own Correspondent) MACLEOD, Sept. of the results of threshers are now comins census, 4. Canberra in the Federal District, transferred to the Commonwealth by the State of New. South Wales, in January. 1911, is out as the while the seat of government is Mel- bourne. 5. In the census of. 1916 the num- ber was 6. for. Payment is made and' provided LIQUOR TRAFFIC IS GIVEN SOME HARD .'1' OwiCMTEraWlUeim. COLBMAN, Sept: Sam Moore has leased his building and his business to Mayor Johnston. Mr. John- ston will run the pool room and soft drink parlor and no doubt will prove popular In his new venture. Mr. and Mrs. Iloppon anrt Mesdames Powell, Beck and Train ter "motored to Taber last week end. i Mr. Chambers, our physical In- structor, is attending a conference in the Interests ot sports for young people in Calgary.- The new fronts on the- store of Mr. M. Burney's and Mrs. Eaton's not only improve the alignment of the- street but will materially help in tho dis- play of their goods. The WinnipegJtMdies performed to a full and enthusiastic crowd lafit Thursday in the Opera huiiai. Messrs. Hull and Barton visited Coleman on. 'Friday-evening In the in- terest :of-the referendum committee. uniu Him. iiictv icaima ui luresnere are notv comiiii points In from the south. William Scott, who _ _v ....j llyea 20 S0nth, completei! his threshing a few days ago, and he question which we should understand clearly. He explained how no Prov- ince in the Dominion has 'had power to control the manufacture, importa- tion or aule ot but now the power has been granted the people of the Province to say whether or not the importation of liquors Into Uie Province 'shall be prohibited. He told of many of the evils of Hguor, the suf- ferius It has caused. F.very man woo dabbles with liquor suffers mutually, physically and spiritually. Men have suffered as.transgressorB and. thous- ands of worsen have suffered untold misery .m .result of man's evil. Souie women say tbe liquor traffic doe's not effect them or their family, but there are "many 'women who do suffer, from the evils, and the Rev. Mr. la perfectly satisfied with the result The average was over 25 bushels per acre, and is all No. 1. He has not yet marketed all, but siifficlen; to tell him it is No. 1. His oats were exception- ally good, while his barley came out very well and he IB one of tho happiest men In the province today. Last win- ter Mr. Scott had to buy all the feed for his stock, so he Is now able to face the coming winter with plenty for man and beast Violet Tom, living southwest of Mac- leod reports very good success in the crop, as he has now completed thresh- ing and is satisfied after his experi- ence of a year ago. ._- C. Grler, who has a farm north of urged to cast their vote. Macleod, completed threshing on Fri- and help, their sisters. It you J day, and after considering the amount -v.w-.riii ii.